Carl Edwards edged AJ Allmendinger to earn the stop starting spot Sunday on the road course race at Sonoma Raceway.
Edwards ran a lap at 95.777 mph around the 10-turn, 1.99-mile track in qualifying Saturday to put his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota in the top starting spot for the third time this season.
“Man this car is fast,” said Edwards, the winner at Sonoma in 2014.
AJ Allmendinger qualified second with a lap at 95.676 mph in his JTG Daugherty Chevrolet. Allmendinger was last year's pole winner and believed he had a shot at it again on Saturday.
“When I saw Carl's first lap, I was like, I don't care what kind of lap I run,...